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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Eastport Man Arrested for November 2nd's Fatal Hit & Run Accident

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Suffolk County Police today arrested an Eastport man for leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Montauk Highway in Eastport on November 2nd

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Update: November 25th, 2013 - Suffolk County Police today arrested an Eastport man for leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Montauk Highway in Eastport on November 2.

Vehicular Crime Unit detectives charged Peter Torrillo, 48, of 13 East Pond Lane, Eastport, with Leaving the Scene of Fatal Incident and Leaving the Scene of a Serious Injury Incident. He will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and arraigned tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.  

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Below is the original release.
 
Eastport, NY - November 3rd, 2013 - Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a female disabled motorist and injured her male companion in Eastport last night.
 
Erika Strebel and Edward Barton were standing near Strebel’s disabled 1988 Jeep on the shoulder of the eastbound lane of Montauk Highway at approximately 9:05 p.m. when they were struck by an unknown vehicle that was travelling east on Montauk Highway. The vehicle, which sustained front end damage, fled eastbound on Montauk Highway.
 
Strebel, 27, of Eastport, was transported by East Moriches Ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead where she was pronounced dead. Barton, 26, of East Moriches, was transported by Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is being treated for head and knee injuries.
 
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
 
Incident: One Disabled Motorist Killed, Another Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash
Location: Montauk Highway and Old Montauk Highway, Eastport
Date/Time: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at approximately 9:05 pm